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Easter Sunday is the last Sunday in March and therefore the last chance to see this month's Spirals of Life sculptures in Broomfield Conservatory before they give way to the April exhibits. The March exhibits are sculptures of lilies and ferns created by Cathy Taylor and June Dawes. Cathy writes: "Ferns first caught my eye in the beautiful La Mortella Gardens in Ischia, Italy, where the fronds of giant tree ferns interlaced against the sky. Tree ferns are a very old form of life, familiar.......

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The first month of this year's Artist-in-Residence scheme in Broomfield Conservatory was brought to a close with a very popular drop-in workshop, giving visitors an opportunity to learn how to create ceramic leaves. Cathy Taylor's five-month residency goes by the overall title "Spirals of Life", each month having a different theme, but all within the overall concept of "biological sculptures". Cathy's report on last Sunday's workshop: "The ceramics leaf-making workshop in the Conservatory in.......

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Prizes of up to £1000 are being offered to artists living in Enfield or Haringey for an artwork which illustrates what life in the two boroughs might be like if environmental improvements had been made. The competition is being run by Enfield and Haringey Green Parties in conjunction with Collage Arts.  The challenge they are setting is to create art that depicts, embodies, or expresses what it could be like in Enfield and Haringey if one or more of the questions below were to be.......

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Broomfield Conservatory's artist in residence for 2016 is Cathy Taylor.  In conjunction with fellow Friend of Broomfield Park June Dawes, she will be exhibiting her botanical sculptures set among the hothouse plants in Broomfield Conservatory.  The exhibition - Spirals of Life -  starts this Sunday (31st January) and continues until the end of June.  Between now and then visitors will see a varying display of sculptures on a background of a changing display of flowering.......

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Monthly drop in sessions with clay activities to relax and recharge. Please book in advance so that the appropriate amount of clay can be prepared for use during the sessions. Monthly three hour drop-in sessions on Mondays. We take a step by step approach to clay building methods and focus on relaxation and recharging through the clay activities and relaxation exercises during the session. There is an opportunity to work on your own clay projects and to hone existing skills if you have them.......

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Tottenham Art Classes have provided details of taster workshops to learn printmaking and illustration. For anyone who has ever wanted to try printmaking or illustration, now's your chance! We're holding taster workshops in Printmaking and Illustration in August. Open to anyone aged 14 years and over and adults. PRINTMAKING TASTER WORKSHOPS Choose from two dates: Tuesday 11th August from 1pm - 5.30pm Saturday 12th August from 11am - 3.30pm Course info: An introductory workshop to mono.......

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"Inside Job"Southgate Photographic Society are currently holding their 73rd annual Prints and Projections exhibition.  This year the exhibition is different from usual in two respects:  there are no projections, only prints;  and instead of being hidden away in a hall, the pictures are out in the street for all to see.  And this year's exhibition is likely to be seen by many more people than usual, as, thanks to Transport for London, it adorns the elegant curved windows of an.......

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For the second year running the Lamb Festival is running literary and photographic competitions with unusual themes.  There are three entry categories:  primary schools, secondary schools and open (ie adults). Charles and Mary LambThe festival itself, celebrating the lives and work of local literary figures Charles and Mary Lamb, will run from 6th to 12th June at All Saints Church in Edmonton.  Last year's Lamb Festival comprised music, poetry, puppetry, talks and walks, and this.......

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Less than a month to go till the 2014 Southgate and Palmers Green Open Studios & Art Trail.  If you're impatient to see some of the beautiful work produced by the participating artists and creatives, you can call in at the preview exhibition that opens this Wednesday (14 May) at Anthony Webb in Green Lanes.  And if you want to start planning your routes for Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, you can download a copy of the Trail Guide (printed copies will also be posted through.......

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A twelve-week course on painting with oils begins on Tuesday 22nd April in Wood Green, starting at 7.30pm.  The classes, intended for people of all ages, are taught by Mick Yates and will be held at the Burghley Road Children's Centre, London N8 OQG (near Turnpike Lane). The hour-long sessions costs £10 each or £7 if you book for all twelve weeks in advance.  More information from the Big Green Bookshop in Brampton Road or you can call Mick on 07985558001........

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An art exhibition opening later this month at the Dugdale Centre is not entitled Watch Out! for nothing. It will comprise some 20+ paintings by Moshe Galili, a Palmers Green resident and Holocaust survivor, who fears that a neo-Nazi movement currently developing in his native Hungary and elsewhere in the former Soviet bloc could revive some of the horrors that he himself lived through as a young man. The Gun - one of the paintings in the exhibition. Click on the picture to read the story behind.......

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The third Southgate and Palmers Green Open Studios and Art Trail event will be held on 7th and 8th June 2014.  As in previous years, artists and a designers will be exhibiting their work to members of the public - some in their own homes or studios, others in local shops. Organiser Dan Maier is inviting creatives and shop owners to apply for inclusion in this year's Open Studios: We're looking for original beautifully made work.  We have an appreciative audience who've come to expect.......

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Following two highly successful annual Southgate and Palmers Green Open Studios and Art Fairs, local designer Dan Maier has set up a new organisation, Creative Exchange, which she describes as a "collective of designers, craftspeople and artists".  Creative Exchange is centered on Southgate, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill but welcomes members from elsewhere in Enfield, Barnet and surrounding areas.   Creative Exchange's next major event will be a Designer Craft and Art Fair, to be.......

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